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For a water test case, keep your eye on California

Amid reports that water worries are pushing investors north into the Pacific Northwest, California farmland markets are preparing for a new regulatory regime one manager says will create winners and losers.

PSP terminates strategic agreement with Blue Sky

The Canadian pension and the Brisbane-based fund manager have agreed to end their strategic partnership, covering some A$200m of assets.

Transparency key to maintaining confidence in Murray-Darling Basin Plan

A Royal Commission's findings have prompted political bickering over use of water in the Basin. Regardless of what industry thinks, it would be wise not to dismiss the findings out of hand.

Farmer Mac’s president highlights energy-ag convergence

After taking the helm at the NYSE-traded secondary marketplace for agricultural loans in October, Brad Nordholm tells Agri Investor it is getting harder to make generalizations about its agricultural borrowers.

The Nature Conservancy and Tiverton partner on ‘largest’ Australian conservation deal

The Nature Conservancy has partnered with a local ag manager to acquire the properties for A$55m in NSW.

Blue Sky loses key personnel from water team – exclusive

Investment directors Michael Blakeney and Nick Waters are leaving in a development that MD Kim Morison described as ‘disappointing.’

Kilter Rural sells 50% stake to Regal Funds Management and launches A$250m farmland fund

Regal will also help raise funds for the Kilter Water Fund, while two of its directors will join Kilter’s board.

Equilibrium’s second water fund targets $300m

The vehicle’s predecessor, Wastewater Opportunity Fund, closed on $184m in 2016 and focused on the construction of facilities to process food, beverage, agricultural and municipal wastewater.

Gina Rinehart blasts government interference in Australian ag

Australia’s richest woman and chairman of Hancock Prospecting Group has criticised excessive red tape and the ‘burdens’ placed on ag by government.

Blue Sky appoints former Hastings boss as chairman

Andrew Day, who led Hastings Funds Management for six years, will step into the role later this month.

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